Race horses clearing a jump during a race.

Having long believed in the health benefits of flaxseed in the equine diet, in 2008 I obtained a high quality source of Roasted Flaxseed and it was introduced into the daily diet of a small sample of stabled performance horses – the benefits were evident very quickly and these included:

  • Improved skin
  • Improved weight gain and condition
  • Improved demeanour

One of those to benefit quickly was shock 100/1 Nunthorpe winner Sole Power!

“Roasted flaxseed was added to his feed on July 14th, 2010 on veterinary advice” - Winning Trainer Edward Lynam.

On August 20th, 2010, he won the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes in York at odds of 100/1 beating into second place Starspangledbanner the previous winner of the 2010 July Cup at Newmarket and the Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot.

What is roasted flaxseed?

  • Flaxseed that is roasted for safety, higher palatability and easier feeding
  • Richest source of OMEGA-3 fatty acids in the plant world; excellent OMEGA-3: OMEGA 6 ratio of 4:1
  • Good source of soluble and insoluble fibre
  • Excellent source of lignans and antioxidants
  • Low in carbohydrates
  • Roasting kills pathogens, enhances palatability and digestion
  • The quality of OMEGA-3 and OMEGA-6 are NOT effected by the roasting process (Dr Henry Soita, Researcher, Post Doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan)

Feeding Regime

The amount fed varies from 150 – 300 grams per day depending on the status of the horse, whether performance, early/late pregnancy or lactating.

Short Term Benefits

  • Shiny healthy coat
  • Fewer skin allergies

Long Term Benefits

  • Healthy strong hoof quality
  • Improved joint health
  • Reduced muscle soreness
  • Increased OMEGA-3 levels in mare’s milk
  • Boosted immunity in foals
  • Higher stallion fertility
  • Improved conception rate in broodmares
  • Faster healing of ulcers

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